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Title: Concrete Q & A: Consolidation of Concrete—Required or Not?

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Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 36

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 64

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Date: 6/1/2014

Abstract:
Q. We always require concrete slabs to be vibrated, regardless if they are cast on ground, temporary formwork, or metal deck. I know that ACI 301-101 provides provisions for vibrating normalweight concrete and lightweight concrete, but does it have a section that explicitly states that a concrete slab must be vibrated? Lately, contractors have questioned the need for consolidation of slabs, and it has become an issue on-site.




  

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